CFO Forum

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Stewart Center CBD, Downtown New Orleans
April 1-2, 2020

About the Forum

A CFO’s job barely resembles that from five years ago. Today, CFOs are expected to own and drive company strategy and instill a financial mindset throughout the organization.

In this intensive two-day forum, you’ll work with other top finance leaders to learn and share best practices on how to address these expanded responsibilities including:

  • Provide strategic thinking and analysis regarding capital expenses and allocation
  • Develop and own the company’s narrative and its alignment with value
  • Understand the gap between market value and intrinsic values, and lead your company’s effort to close this gap
  • Position yourself to support the CEO, board and employees

In-Depth Interactive Format

The CFO Forum is a highly selective program bringing together seasoned executives with notable faculty and industry leaders. The content is largely driven by the participants’ pain points and solutions. The facilitated small-group format ensures high-value, insightful dialogue and provides networking opportunities.

Actionable Outcomes

At the end of each forum, participants will be better armed with the tools to address their company’s challenges. In this engaging setting, you will learn validated solutions that will help you develop an action plan and be prepared to create greater value.

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The Tulane CFO Forum is designed for senior financial leaders with the drive to advance their skills. Held twice a year, each session will focus on topics of interest to executives, with themes generated by Forum participants.

We also encourage you to bring key members of your team. The April 2020 agenda covers topics relevant to investor relationship leads and information technology executives. These topics include:


  • Managing Stakeholders and the Street
  • Strategy and Digital Transformation
  • Narrative and Intrinsic Valuation
  • Recessions, Buy-Backs and Activists
  • What Are Finance Leaders Thinking and Doing?


Lead Faculty

Photo of Mark Powers, creator of the CFO Forum.

The Tulane CFO Forum is driven by Mark Powers, former CFO of JetBlue and Etihad Airways. In 2017, Powers joined the Freeman School of Business faculty, where he developed new perspectives on the role of the CFO.

Realizing the need for a program to address the CFO’s expanding responsibilities, he is creating the CFO Forum finance professionals to identify critical questions  and, through an interactive format, develop possible solutions.


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